Wednesday, July 21, 2010
“Mega-bucket” ‘me-ga ‘bu-ket, noun. Definition: Very large cylinder with large opening or mouth. Also Colorado largemouth bass over 20-inches in length with an official weight over 5lbs.
There are a few terms coined for bass fishing that should not be used lightly. Hawg, pig and even monster bucket are terms that I have used to describe the fish that I have caught in Colorado. Mega-bucket is a term I use for those really amazing bass. These are the fish that make me spend hours of research, throw away too much money and force me to drive 200 miles or more for.
You would be surprised how many people try to pass a mere 3-pound bass off as a Colorado 5lber hawg. Even I throw out a lot of guesses in regards to a particular fish’ size. This was one of those rare moments where I actually measured the fish.
As much as I would like to say this fish hit my new custom jig combos that I have been throwing lately, admittedly this fish hit a plain-Jane 5” Senko in black and blue. Mr. Yamamato, this fish is for you. @#$%%^ love these baits!
A video montage is in the works of a MAD Show episode where Don and I tangled with a few of these mega-buckets over a two-day period with some extra material worked in.
My name is Matt and I’m a fishaholic.
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